Good morning. Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,413 words, 5.5 minutes.
Worthy of your time: Today at 12:30pm ET, Axios editors are hosting "An Epidemic of Inequality," a live virtual event about the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- They'll talk with Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, and NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson.
- Register here.
🎤 Finally, this weekend brings the birthday of the late and brilliant Prince, so he's got today's very relevant intro tune...